Tribological Behaviour and Lubricating Mechanism of Tire Pyrolysis Oil

Haseeb Yaqoob, Yew Heng Teoh*, Farooq Sher*, Muhammad Ahmad Jamil, Mirza Nuhanović, Omid Razmkhah, Begum Erten

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The four-ball tester was used in this analysis to demonstrate the lubricity of tire pyrolysis oil (TPO). The tribological performance of the tire pyrolysis oil was compared with diesel fuel (DF) and their blends, DT10 (TPO 10%, Diesel 90%) and DT20 (TPO 20%, Diesel 80%). A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to investigate the wear scar. In contrast to diesel fuel, TPO demonstrated better antiwear behaviour in terms of higher load-carrying capacity. DT10, DT20, and TPO’s wear scar diameter (WSD) was 22.35%, 16.01%, and 31.99% smaller than that of diesel at 80 kg load, respectively. The scanning electron microscope micrographs showed that the TPO and DT10 had less wear than their counterparts.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere386
Number of pages13
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021


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